Born in Cape Town, 1953 and lives in Amsterdam
Marlene Dumas is a South African born artist and painter who lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In the past Dumas produced paintings, collages, drawings, prints and installations. She now works mainly with oil on canvas and ink on paper.
In addition to being a visual artist, Dumas is also an active writer. Her exhibitions and their accompanying catalogues are populated by a number of Dumas’ essays, poems, and passages about her work. A collection of these writings entitled Sweet Nothings: Notes and Textswas published by Tate in 2015. When used in conjunction with her work, Dumas’ writing can be both helpful and confusing, contributing additional layers to the work’s content and interpretation.
Marlene Dumas: Open-End
Palazzo Grassi presents Marlene Dumas’ solo exhibition during the long-awaited Biennale Arte 2022 in Venice.
27 Mar 2022 - 08 Jan 2023
Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Lotte Laserstein, Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel, Marlene Dumas, Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Peyton
19 Sep 2021 - 02 Jan 2022
Palazzo Grassi to host a solo exhibition by Marlene Dumas – Read